Reminds me of a 70's family hotel. Which is great by the way. Mainly I am talking about the set breakfast and dinner hours, your room number on your table, which is the same tale every meal. Like a Flag Inn back home in Australia.
The room was clean and functional, although very small. Not enough room to open 2 suit cases.
The pool is great though, there is air con and tv and bar fridge in the room, all working well.
And the staff where always helpful and pleasant.
This would be great for families and/or if you have your own transport (car, motorbike). We arrived by ferry from Como and found the buses stopped around 6:30pm, and there are only 2 taxis in Menaggio. Here's a free tip: one of the two taxi drivers is Fausto and his cell number is 335-8036670. Ask him to take you to Hotel Merloni in Cardano (to be clear).
We did a few walks in the area, which were quite interesting actually. There is not many alternative eating or drinking options close by though, hence why I reckon this is more suited to families. But if you want a choice, head towards Menaggio a few hundred metres (in Cardano) to find bar and a few restaurants at least.
Having said that, there was nothing wrong with the fare at Merloni. I had a steak and Sue had veal schnitzel, both where lovely. The sides were well cooked too.
Getting to and from town you have three choices: taxi (€15), bus (~€2) or walk. The walking path is great actually, and obviously easier to walk down to Menaggio than back up. Takes less than 30 minutes down. However you probably DON'T want to walk to or from the hotel from the ferry with your luggage!
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